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Send Mail with a Stamp.

I am so grateful that I live in an age where technology provides us with so many incredible options for communicating. I share my life on social media through check-in’s, posts and pictures. I can text as fast as my teenagers, and I Skype with friends from across the globe on a regular basis. There…

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Creating Connections!!!

Even though I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to, I have  been writing. I am so pleased to announce that I have a new book out…one that I wrote with my business partner and podcast co-host, Mitch Taylor. Creating Connections, 31 Days to Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships is just what it…

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Personalities and The Holidays

For a lot of people, this time of year means more time spent with family. Some people look forward to this part of the Christmas season. Others…not so much. Regardless where your family time falls on the crazy/stressful spectrum, I’m sure we can all agree that not everyone at our family gatherings is just like…

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Highlights from November

When people refer to me as a “writer” I am usually pretty quick to tell them that I am a speaker who happens to blog and has a couple of published books. I am motivated by the message I have to share, but as you may have noticed I haven’t been writing much lately…at least…

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MOPS – A Favorite "Tradition"

I feel so truly blessed to be able to speak to audiences all over the continent on a lot of different topics. I love to talk, and I love to travel, and to be honest it sometimes seems surreal that I get paid to speak in really fun places. But there is something so different…

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Why Personalities?

Have you ever found yourself asking one of these questions? (To yourself or maybe even to me?) Why study personalities? Isn’t this just another way of stereotyping people? If people are “unique” why try to label them? How would this really help me? Great questions. Obviously I am passionate about understanding personality types or I wouldn’t…

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Without Reservations

This week I had a chance to take a break from my “usual” seminars and go back to my speaking roots. The Mothers of Preschoolers group at Grace Church Reno asked me to talk to the young moms there about creative ways to feed a family while decreasing stress and increasing opportunities for conversation and…

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Leadership Kids Learn About Personalities!

I recently had the pleasure of being the speaker for the Wooster High School Leadership retreat. About 60 kids were in attendance and we spent two hours together talking about personalities and how understanding differences can help them be better students, friends, and leaders in school and in life. In a similar fashion to my…

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Back to School – For All of Us!

“Back to School” has always been a busy season for me. I have been a student, a teacher, or a parent for as long as I can remember.  As a parent, the start of the new school means new backpacks, school supplies, and the end of long, lazy summer nights. As a business owner, this is…

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What You Say AND How You Say It

Both matter. I just finished participating in a Toastmasters Evaluation Contest today. That probably sounds really strange to someone who has never been to one before but in this contest a “model speaker” gives a 5-7 minute speech and the contestants listen to the speech, have 5 minutes at the end to write notes and…

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